I can't help but feel this is being way overblown. If anything, blame the media, the NHL, for allowing so many media types onto the ice surface as soon as the game is finished.
Crosby wasn't snubbing anybody intentionaly, he was caught up in the moment, with interviews by virtually every media type in Canada and the Northern States.
In hind site, I'm sure Crosby wished he could change how things transpired, however I don't feel Crosby is to "blame". He did in fact get to shake some Red Wing players hands. To me, I take the opposite approach, I feel this makes the 'Wings look weak and like sucks. And I have no vested interest in this, I am not a big Crosby fan, nor do I dislike the 'Wings.
The Crosby hype machine may be overblown a little, but the NHL needs that right now...as much as I dispise Ovechkin, I think the hype surrounding him and Crosby is exactly what the NHL needs to inject some new blood into the veins of the collective league.
I too have enjoyed the hockey banter over the past 2 months or so, agreeing and disagreeing, but always civil. And as well I hope we can keep the hockey talk going into this weeks entry draft through to the free agent period begining July 1 right through to training camp.
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